More quid pro quo from Trump
Here’s West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito following the Senate impeachment trial on the quid pro quo charges against Trump:
"I think he's learned that he has to be maybe a little more judicious and careful, the way he's phrasing certain things," said Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia as she . . .
Some art, some humor, some whatever from around the web
The voice, the style, the rhetoric -- J-L Cauvin has captured Trump:
God only brought one guy back from the dead . . .
Rationalizing the unthinkable to save Trump’s properties, economy, and election chances
The quote is from "Dr. Strangelove,"Stanley Kubrick's 1964 dark comedy about nuclear war. In the movie, a crazy general has given the "go" codes to a squadron of nuclear-armed B-52s to attack the Soviet Union. In the clip below, the president and his advisers are trying to prevent the planes from reaching their targets . . .
Our local editor tells us that he’s “been the little newspaper editor who cried wolf” on the coronavirus
Has he been? A look at the Wheeling Intelligencer’s coverage of the coronavirus
Saturday’s column by Ogden’s local editor, Mike Myer, is about pandemics and how quickly they can spread. Early in “COVID-19 Is Deadly Wakeup Call,” Myer explains that this is the reason why he is so concerned:
Well, how quickly can a benign virus, unable to even penetrate human cells, develop that ability? As little as two . . .
As the pandemic gets worse and U.S. unemployment grows daily, the Trump administration will fight to force food stamp recipients to find work
Last December, I blogged about how 10,000 West Virginian’s (and 700,000 nationwide) would lose their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits due to new work requirements from the Trump administration.
Last week, that action was blocked by a federal judge. From the Associated Press:
A federal judge has . . .
But not on Trump
President Trump has recently shifted from ignoring, denying, and calling the coronavirus a Democratic plot to admitting that there is a problem. (But it's not his fault!) This quick video summarizes this change:
This is a great reminder of how Trump lied about and ignored a clear and present danger to his fellow Americans: . . .
A state of emergency exists in West Virginia, but it apparently doesn’t apply to Bob Evans (3/18 update - as of midnight, it does)
It’s no wonder that President Trump praised West Virginia’s “Big Jim” at today’s press briefing
President Trump today
From Trump’s coronavirus press briefing earlier this afternoon:
President Trump praised West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice as his state remains the only one without a coronavirus case during the Tuesday press briefing on the outbreak.
The president made the remark in response to being asked about . . .